Jimmy Somerville


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Jimmy Somerville achieved fame in the summer of 1984 as the voice of Bronski Beat, whose single "Smalltown Boy" reached number three in the UK singles chart. The song was unusual at the time as its lyrics and music video directly addressed the issue of gay life and homophobic violence. Somerville quickly became famous for his openness about his ... See full bio »

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(2008)
Pride Thanks
(2014)
The Souvenir Soundtrack
(2019)

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 2022 Hideous (Short)
The Guardian Angel
 2015 Jimmy Somerville: Some Wonder (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 2014 Jimmy Somerville: Smalltown Boy - Reprise 2014 (Music Video)
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 2011 Scratch Massive: Take Me There (feat. Jimmy Somerville) (Music Video)
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 2009 Jimmy Somerville: Where Have All the Flowers Gone? (Music Video)
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 2007 Blue Ray feat. Jimmy Somerville: You & Me (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville (voice)
 2000 Lexx (TV Series)
Satin
- Girltown (2000) ... Satin
 1999 Jimmy Somerville: Here I Am (Music Video)
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 1999 Jimmy Somerville: Lay Down (Music Video)
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 1999 Jimmy Somerville: Something to Live for (Music Video)
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 1997 Jimmy Somerville: Dark Sky (Music Video)
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 1997 Jimmy Somerville: Safe (Music Video)
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 1996 The Happy Prince (TV Movie)
Swallow (voice)
 1995 Jimmy Somerville: Heartbeat (Music Video)
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 1995 Jimmy Somerville: Hurt So Good (Music Video)
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 1995 Jeffrey
Gay pride attendee (uncredited)
 1992 Orlando
Singer / Angel
 1991 Jimmy Somerville: Run from Love (Music Video)
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 1990 Jimmy Somerville: From This Moment On (Music Video)
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 1990 Jimmy Somerville: Read My Lips (Enough Is Enough) (Music Video)
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 1990 Jimmy Somerville: To Love Somebody (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1990 The Little and Large Show (TV Series)
- Episode #10.5 (1990)
 1989 Jimmy Somerville: You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1989 Looking for Langston
Angel
 1988 The Communards: Dancing Queen (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1988 Uno with Jimmy Somerville: The Last Infanta (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1988 The Communards: There's More to Love (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1988 The Communards: For a Friend (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1987 The Communards: You Are My World '87 (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1987 The Communards: Never Can Say Goodbye (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1987 The Communards: Tomorrow (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1986 The Communards: So Cold the Night (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1986 The Communards: Disenchanted (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1985 The Communards: You Are My World (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1985 Bronski Beat & Marc Almond: I Feel Love (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1984 Bronski Beat: It Ain't Necessarily So (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1984 Bronski Beat: Why? (Music Video)
Jimmy Somerville
 1984 Bronski Beat: Smalltown Boy (Music Video)
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Alternate Names:

The Communards | Jimmy Sommerville

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Personal Quote:

[in 1988] The way that the media has really treated people who die from AIDS is either they're kind of like seen as junkies, or just like queers, or people who are actually outside. It's never actually seen as like people who are actually just like people, human beings. It's not just statistics and figures, it's actually people who are dying. People who have friends and relationships and they do ... See more »

Trivia:

Now a solo performer, Somerville was the singer for Bronski Beat and duo The Communards (with Richard Coles) in the 1980s.

Star Sign:

Cancer

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